Ever heard the expression, "Once bitten, twice shy?" You can probably relate to this, can’t you? Your last relationship may have left you a little raw in emotions, and the memories are likely still fresh in your mind. Fresher than you can sometimes believe. With a hurt like that, you’re probably not so eager to enter the drama again — and we can’t say that we blame you. You may be so afraid of getting hurt that you take things to heart big-time when you’re involved with someone — after all, you’ve been hurt before, why can’t it happen again? You also may be guilty of comparing potential mates to your ex who may still constantly loom large in your mind.
But maybe, just maybe, it’s time to check your baggage at the door and let a new person into your life with a clean slate. You have a lot to offer someone, but you can’t do it when you have one foot firmly planted in the past.